Families Behind Revlon and Hudson Media Battle Bitter Legal Battle Over Enormous Inheritance

Samantha Perelman is a 23-year-old student at Columbia University, dealing with a masters of company administration and as a summertime production assistant on the set of the HBO show “Girls.” Outstanding qualifications, to be sure, but more impressive is the legal battle in which she finds herself: she is fighting with her uncle for a share in an estimated $700 million inheritance.

Beyond the existing legal fight, there are other disputes between these 2 households. Ronald Perelman is disallowed from entering the Cohen family’s house in Palm Beach, Florida, after an incident in which Mr. Perelman allegedly crashed a bar mitzvah. On the other hand, the Perelman’s point to what they call James Cohen’s noticeable consumption, referring to his 25,000-square-foot home in Alpine, NJ, that consists of 15 bathrooms and 13 fireplaces, and has actually been included in Architectural Digest.